9 Quick Facts About Late Mr. Ibu, Nigeria’s Comedy King

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Nine Quick Facts About Nigeria’s Comedy King, Late Mr. Ibu

Popular Nollywood actor, John Okafor, known as Mr. Ibu died on Saturday at the age of 62 after protracted battle with ailment in Lagos.

Below are nine quick facts about him.

  1. John Okafor was born on 17 October, 1961 in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State.
  2. Mr. Ibu had worked as hairstylist and as a photographer before joining Nollywood.
  3. He had dropped out of College of Education in Yola due to lack of fund.
  4. John Okafor attended the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu.
  5. John Okafor had acted in more than 200 Nollywood movies including Mr. Ibu (2004), Mr. Ibu 2 (2005), Mr. Ibu and His Son, Coffin Producers, Husband Suppliers, International Players, among others.
  6. The actor suffered from an undisclosed ailment in October 2023 that threatened to amputate one of his legs
  7. In November 2023, Okafor underwent a leg amputation after suffering from an illness that required seven surgeries.
  8. Mr. Ibu was one of the most funniest actor in the Nollywood industry
  9. The actor ventured into music at one point as he released two songs in October 2020, titled This girl and Do you know?

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By Abia ThinkTank

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